Movies like Breaking Glass

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Breaking Glass (1980)
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Breaking Glass (1980)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Breaking Glass is the story of punk singer Kate and her meteoric rise to stardom. Starting out in the rock pubs of London, Kate, assisted by her manager Danny, becomes a huge star overnight. Once at the top the pressure is immense as Kate's band are squeezed out and she is left to cope alone in the spotlight.
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, serious, realistic, stylized, cult film
Plot: music, punk, punk rock, drug abuse, rock, music band, life is a bitch, addiction, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, musician's life, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, showbiz, unfulfillment, desire for fame, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, skinhead, new wave, manager, rags to riches, band, backstage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe

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Most similar movies to Breaking Glass

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, music, lifestyle, music band and showbiz mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Breaking Glass: Flame (1975), What We Do Is Secret (2007), Stardust (1974), Rude Boy (1980), Antonia (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Flame (1975)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Light the Rock 'n Roll spark with a Flame in the guise of Dave, Noddy, Jim and Don and their showcase of the rise and demise of rock band Flame. Set in the hardships of North England's seventies working class society and music scene. This ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: musician's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, music, music band, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, rise and fall, ambition, friends, rock ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
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95%
What We Do Is Secret (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: punk, musician's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, drug abuse, ambition, music band, music, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.6
 858
Stardust (1974)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sequel to 1973's That'll Be The Day. Jim McLain is now enjoying the nomadic 'gigs and groupies' life on tour with his band. When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom, the sweet taste of success begins to ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: unfulfillment, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, rock, drug abuse, celebrity culture, showbiz, relationship vs career, rise and fall, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 1K
Rude Boy (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Rude Boy is a semi-documentary, part character study, part 'rockumentary', featuring a British punk band, The Clash. The script includes the story of a fictional fan juxtposed with actual public events of the day, including political ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, cynical, biting
Plot: music band, punk rock, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, rebelliousness, social decay, punk, working class, rock, showbiz, concert, archive footage ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 6.4
 390
Antonia (2006)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Determined to escape their poverty-stricken lives, four talented young women living on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, form an all-female rap group but find their road to success is riddled with sexism, racism, and violence. One by one, they ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough
Plot: music, music band, hip hop, ambition, rise to the top, musician's life, rising to stardom, prodigy, friendship, society, artists and showbiz, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Worried About the Boy (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1980 young George O'Dowd baffles his parents with his love of frocks and make-up and moves into a squat with kindred spirit Peter, who dresses as Marilyn Monroe and calls himself Marilyn. They make a splash at Steve Strange's trendy ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, flamboyance
Plot: desire for fame, lifestyle, musician's life, ambition, rise and fall, love affair, addiction, drug abuse, anti conformity, love and romance, music band, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Dogs in Space (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The place is Melbourne, Australia 1978. The punk phenomenon is sweeping the country and Dogs In Space, a punk group, are part of it. In a squat, in a dodgy suburb, live a ragtag collection of outcasts and don't-wanna-be's who survive on a ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: punk, drug abuse, drug dealing, ambition, social misfits, music, youth, rock, addiction, celebrity culture, alcohol abuse, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.6
 58
Hated (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll are what a young underground punk band are striving for, but once they get a taste of it, they are forced to decide how far they're willing to go for fame and fortune and who they're willing to leave ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, youth, music band, artists and showbiz, showbiz, friends, punk, music, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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INXS : Never Tear Us Apart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The story of INXS, their personal lives and their rise to fame from Australian pubs to stadiums all around the world.
Style: captivating, emotional, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: music, music band, rise and fall, showbiz, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, ambition, friendship, rock, musician's life, rise to the top, fame ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he strikes out on his own after his mother's death, ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, semi serious
Plot: showbiz, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, music band, rising to stardom, love and romance, terminal illness ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sincere, serious
Plot: musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music, drugs/alcohol, profanity, rock, rock star, guitarist, infidelity, musician ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: london, england, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 394
Out of Tune (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 'Slightly Out Of Tune' is about a group of friends who come of age during the political turmoil that plagued Brazil in the 1960's and 70's. Together, these musicians form a band called "Os Desafinados" and become a part ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, love triangle, ambition, rise to the top, fall in love, musician's life, youth, society, love and romance, desire for fame, rising to stardom, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Blue Valley Songbird (1999)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Country singer Leana Taylor (Dolly Parton) struggles to escape from her controlling manager/boyfriend Hank (John Terry) as well as her troubled past. After turning to her guitarist (Billy Dean), Leanna finally faces her past, including her estranged ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, on the road, relationship vs career, country, small town life, couples, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, music, follow your dream, rising to stardom, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
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Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, rising to stardom, musician's life, celebrity culture, fall in love, ambition, desire for fame, showbiz, addiction, couple relations, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Shooting Livien (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band on the brink of success, fantasy becomes dangerously blurred ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, bleak, psychological
Plot: musician's life, addiction, drug abuse, music, life is a bitch, ambition, lifestyle, nightlife, showbiz, alcohol abuse, identity crisis, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Protecting the King (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sex, drugs and violence--they're all part of the job when you're protecting The King of Rock & Roll. And when you're only 16, the on-the-job training comes in ways that can't be taught in school. The story of David ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: on the road, lifestyle, ambition, teaching the ways of the world, drug abuse, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rock, fame, elvis presley ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dancing on the Edge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: A black jazz band becomes entangled in the aristocratic world of 1930s London as they seek fame and fortune.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, music, rising to stardom, ambition, music band, musician's life, artists and showbiz, aristocracy, high society, lifestyle, mogul, backstage ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 603
Fast Forward (1985)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight young people from Ohio who are dancers, come to New York, to compete in a major talent competition. But when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they take part in it. So they try to do their best to survive in ...
Style: humorous, stylized, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, friends, couples, youth, ambition, hopes, artists and showbiz, music band, follow your dream, music, family relations, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
Style: uplifting, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: punk, human spirit, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, parents and children, couple relations, disability, couples, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 50s ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Paré stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers. The band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide -- but the body was never found.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, missing person, mystery, friends, rock, showbiz, obsessive quest, musician's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, music band ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Prey for Rock & Roll is set in the Los Angeles club scene of the late 1980s and follows the story of Jacki (Gershon) and her all-girl punk rock band, Clam Dandy. On the verge of turning 40, Jacki decides that if the band's one last shot ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: music, revenge, concert, rape, ambition, musician's life, rise and fall, music band, lifestyle, life is a bitch, showbiz, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, punk, punk rock, media satire, showbiz, teenage life, on the road, rebelliousness, rock, nightlife, celebrity culture, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, dancing, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.7
 61K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, depressing, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: musician's life, music, punk, musician, epilepsy, singer, music band, depression, performance, suicide, fame, tragic event ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 2K
One Man Up (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The debut feature by acclaimed Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) is a stylish and blackly comic look at the dark side of fame. Evocatively set during the eighties, the film charts the decline of two men both named Antonio Pisapia who lead ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: cocaine, soccer, career change, vengeance, showbiz, destiny, starting over, follow your dream, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1980
Place: italy, naples italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 14K
Beyond the Sea (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family secret, lifestyle, musician's life, music, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, love and romance, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, pianist ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, las vegas, pacific ocean, new york, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 890
Hendrix (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition, music band, tragic hero, drug abuse, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 411
Hearts of Fire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.
Style: stylized, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, music, romance, desire for fame, stalking, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, unfulfillment, ambition, music band, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Almost a decade has elapsed since Bowiesque glam-rock superstar Brian Slade escaped the spotlight of the London scene. Now, investigative journalist Arthur Stuart is on assignment to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic Slade. Stuart, himself ...
Style: surreal, sexual, sexy, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: faked death, fictional band, school uniform, music, bisexual, male nudity, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition, celebrity culture, gender bending, rock ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 19th century, year 1984
Place: europe, england, britain, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 443
Johanna (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Hungary
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Johanna, a young drug addict, falls into a deep coma after an accident. Doctors miraculously manage to save her from death's doorstep. Touched by grace, Johanna cures patients by offering her body. The head doctor is frustrated by her continued ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, experimental, sexy ...
Plot: hospital, old man, prostitute, life is a bitch, healing power, addiction, doctors and patients, drug abuse, rehabilitation, coma, medical, opera ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%